Even if it's cold, an automatic ice cream maker is a great gift for those dessert lovers on your gift list.
Gifts should be about giving the recipient something that they will really like but may not make or buy for themselves. An ice cream maker may be just that item for the dessert lover in your life. When it's time for a special treat, it's hard to beat homemade ice cream, frozen yogurt or sorbet. With automatic ice cream makers there is no need to add salt and ice—just fill the frozen bowl with a favorite creamy mixture, turn on the motor and in about 30 minutes, they'll have a custom-made frozen treat ready to enjoy. The EatingWell Test Kitchen cooks like the one pictured here, from Cuisinart ($49.95), Find this model and others at amazon.com.